You will start seeing some odd-looking images around the library. They are called QR codes. What are they? Think barcode, only way better. QR (quick response) codes were developed by Toyota, which then made the technology available for free to anyone. You will see them at retailers, who display them so people with smart phones can scan the code and access an item's full web site, for instance. Realtors are using them so house hunters can get information about a home from the sign in the lawn.
This QR code links to our new mobile website. Scan it and bookmark it in your browser so you can place holds, check your account, find out when the next story time, and more, when you're on the go.
If your smart phone doesn't have a camera or a barcode/QR code scanner, you can go to our regular library website and you should be redirected to the mobile site, http://m.westlakelibrary.org. If you prefer the full site, there is a link there that will take you to it.
We are working on a pilot project that will appear in Popular Materials, soon, so stay tuned!
If you want to learn more about QR codes, this article provides excellent information not only as an end user, but if you would like to create them yourself.